by Emma Peters November 23, 2017

With friends, family and summer sun in abundance the holiday season is always one to look forward to. It’s loads of fun and a great opportunity to let your hair down, but without proper self care, Christmas and New Years can take an unwanted toll on your body.

When you’re going to parties, enjoying decadent food and constantly running around getting things sorted, its easy to end up worn out, depleted and feeling a little less than festive. 

Thankfully keeping your body ship shape over the holidays doesn’t have to be all that hard - it just takes a little extra attention to detail and a few healthy tricks hidden up your sleeve! That’s why we’ve put together this fab little health and wellness guide to get you and your body through the holiday period unscathed and gorgeous.

When it seems like the hangover’s just too strong or Christmas shopping is a little too stressful, remember mother nature’s got your back - here’s how to survive the holidays the healthy way. 

Step 1 - Prep your body properly

The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder NZ

The holiday season is action-packed and full on, meaning you’ll need some serious healthy fuel to hit the ground running. If you’ve got a busy social calendar you’ll want to prepare and prime your skin for lashings of festive makeup and a few nights out too.

Energise and revitalise

Love Tea’s Vitality Pyramids are a great, natural way to keep your energy up throughout the day.

Siberian ginseng, rhoiola and astragalus help to enhance the body’s natural energy production as well as reduce fatigue. It’s got a wonderful zesty taste and is the perfect start to a day full of gift shopping or socialising.

Fuel up regularly

To keep you and your body running smoothly, it’s important to make sure you’re staying on top of the right natural nutrients.

Nutra Organics’ Acai Berry Blend is packed with antioxidants to keep you fighting fit, while Nutra Organics Super Greens + Reds Wholefood Multivitamin is made up of key vitamins and minerals. Both natural supplements can be mixed into summer smoothies or even sprinkled over your favourite breakfast - simple right?

Prime your skin

It’s a good idea to look after your skin on the outside to prepare for the holiday season, but remember  you can bring out the best in your skin from the inside too. For gorgeous, Christmas-ready skin you really can’t beat The Beauty Chef’s Glow Inner Beauty Powder.

The powder combines a blend of Certified Organic, naturally fermented ingredients to nourish and enhance skin from the inside-out. It’s also super easy to mix in with water, your favourite drink or virtually any meal you choose!

Step 2 - Keep calm and under control

Nutra Organics Mermaid Latte NZ

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Whatever your plans are this summer, clarity and a calm head will get you there quicker (and hopefully in one piece too). In amongst all the madness and running around, don’t forget to relax, breathe, and take a little time out for yourself too.

Focus your mind

The last thing you want when friends and relatives are showing up left, right and centre is to feel scatterbrained and out of control. Stay on track with a few teaspoons of Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil added to your healthy morning coffee recipe.

This rapidly absorbed oil is all natural and helps provide instant energy to the brain for peak mental performance.

It also produces 4x the ketone energy of plain coconut oil, helping you feel fuller for longer to stave off those naughty Christmas cravings.

Remember your beauty sleep

Odds are at some point you’ll need a little something you help you unwind and de-stress at the end of the day, which is where Nutra Organics’ gorgeous Mermaid Latte comes in.

This bright blue caffeine-free mix is jam-packed with antioxidants and sea minerals as well as stress-relieving ashwaganda, Siberian ginseng, liquorice and milt thistle.

A warm cup just before you go to bed will have you swimming off to dreamland peaceful and worry-free.

Another great product for a good night's sleep is Beauty Chef Sleep Inner Beauty Powder. It's packed with natural ingredients chosen especially to gently calm the body.

Lemon Balm and Passionflower work together to relieve restlessness, soothe nerves and even eliminate mild anxiety symptoms so you can get the shut-eye you  deserve!

Step 3 - Detox, detox, detox!

Love Tea Detox NZ

For most of us, Christmas means delicious food and sometimes a touch too much celebratory alcohol. It’s all part of the fun, but come January it’s good to get back on the health wagon with some inner healing and a whole lot of natural summer detoxing. 

Flush out that hangover

Love Tea to the rescue again! If you’re having a particularly rough post-party morning, Love Tea Detox Pyramids will be your best and tastiest friend.

Nettle leaf, dandelion and burdock help support healthy liver function to clear toxins (i.e, that third glass of Sav that perhaps you didn’t really need).

It’s an earthy, grounding tea and it’ll have you feeling like yourself again before you know it.

Start the New Year cleansed and renewed

No one wants to kick off January feeling groggy, so make a daily helping of The Beauty Chef’s Cleanse Powder part of your New Year’s resolution.

It’s a turbo-charged fermented blend of natural goodness specially created to support liver function, tackle breakouts and revitalise the mind and body. Just add a little to your drink bottle on your way to the beach and you’re good to go!

Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

She’ll help you find the what, learn the why, nail the how, and everything in between.

Letting you know more, wear better, and start making beautiful choices: from the inside, out.

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